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History and Genealogy of the RoBards Family (1910) Part 18
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   ROBARDS FAMILY 101

Jesse RoBards Family.

Jesse Robards (page 9), son of William, Sr., and wife, Elizabeth (Lewis) Robards, was born in Goochland county, Virginia, April 19, 1762, died in Garrard county, Kentucky, December 22, 1845, aged 83 years, 8 months, 3 days.

He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, serving three years from October, 1778, to January, 1781; was sergeant under Captains Duke, Leak, and Woodson, Colonels Taylor, Fleeming, and Nathaniel Morris; he was at the burning of Richmond, and skirmish below that place in July, 1781.

He married in Louisa county, Virginia, January 21, 1788, to Frances Ann Perkins.  She was born January 21, 1767; was a daughter of Joseph Perkins.  Their children were, viz.:  Thomas, born August 15, 1789; Robert, born August 21, 1791; Nancy, born May 4, 1793; Elizabeth, born June 6, 1795; Joseph, born August 31, 1797; Kitty, born January 16, 1799; Ellender, born October 9, 1800; Frances Ann, born November 15, 1802; Jefferson, born January 28, 1804; Jesse, born _____, 1806; Polly, born September 15, 1810; John, born October 25, 1812.  He applied for pension August 20, 1832, while a resident of Garrard county, Kentucky; pension was granted; his widow was allowed a pension on application executed March 6, 1848, while a resident of Mercer county, Kentucky.  She died testate in Mercer county, Kentucky, at the advanced age of 93 years.

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Sale Bill of Jesse RoBards
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John Robards,  to
Same
Same
Same
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1 wagon
1 ax & hammer
3 Crocks
1 old saddle
1 coffee pot, etc.

 

Note

$47.50 
.12½
.28 
.95 
.31 


$49.16½
E. Gill
Same
Same
Same
Same
E. Arnett
G. Moore
Francis Robards
Same
Same
 

Same

lot of playings, etc.
1 log chain
1 pair of stretchers
1 saw
1 pair of stretchers & hammer
1 roan horse
1 sifter, etc.
1 table
1 beaureau
1 clock
 

1 cupboard


 

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$ 2.00 
.87½
.93 
1.68 
1.00 
25.00 
1.37½
.80 
2.10 
2.00 


$86.92½
4.75 


$91.67½
John Best, Stylaras, etc.
John Mock, 2 jointers
Wm Farley, 1 grindstone
Our note on D. Lankfort
Our dow on G. Moore for
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pd.
pd.
1.25 
.10 
1.12½
36.00 
7.00 
I. Yantis, Admr.
I do certify that the foregoing is a true invatary of the estate of Jesse Robards, dec'd as came to my hands as also a sale bill.  Given under my hands this 5th May, 1846.
I. Yantis, Admr.
Commonwealth of Kentucky,
to-wit:
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Garrard County,
This sale bill of the estate of Jesse Robards, deceased, was produced to the Garrard County Court at its May term, 1846, examined, approved and ordered to be recorded and the same is accordingly done.

Given under my hand this 13th May, 1846.
Alex. R. McKee, Clerk Garrard County Court.
State of Kentucky,
Sct.

Garrard County,
I, J.A. Doty, clerk of the Garrard County Court, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the sale bill of Jesse Robards as appears on record in my office.  Given under my hand this, the 22d day of June, 1909.

J.A. Doty, Clerk, 
By W.A. Doty, D.C.

Will of Francis (sic) RoBards

In the name of God, Amen.  I, Frances Robards, of Mercer county, do make, and constitute this my last will and testament.

I wish my debts paid and my Funeral expenses.

I hold a note on Dr. Thos. I. Moore, for $275.00 of this note I give to my daughter, Kitty Strange, the sum of $114.65 cts. to my daughter Nancy Guinn, I give the sum of $77.85, to my duaghter Polly Baker, I give the sum of $82.50, cts.  If I collect this note I intend to give these sums to each child (daughter) as herein stated alive, if the note is not collected it is when collected to be paid to my daughters as alive.  I hold a note on Samuel M. Lewis, for $300.00.  Of this note I give to the children on my son John Robards Decd. the sum of Thirty five dollars to be equally divided among them and to be kept at in-

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terest for them until they respectively arrive at the age of Twenty one, to my son Jeff Robards, the sum of Fifty dollars, to my sons Thomas, Joseph, and Robert, each the sum of Seventy one dollars Sixty-six and 2-3 cts.  The rest of my estate after payment of Debts and funeral expenses, I wish and direct shall be used in placing a plain tomb stone over the grave of my deceased husband Jesse Robards, and myself.

I appoint Samuel M. Lewis Exor of this my last will and testament Oct. 23 1857.

Test: Phil. B. Thompson
      Nancy P. Thompson 

her
FRANCIS X ROBARDS
mark
Mercer County Sct. October, County Court, 1860.

The foregoing last will and testament of Francis (sic) Robards Decd. was this day produced into Court and proven by the oaths of P.B. and Nancy P. Thompson, two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Att., Thos. Allen, Clk.
A copy att., W.J. Poteet, Clk. M.C.C.
By Geo. F. Robards, D.C.

Phil. B. Thompson and Grandson and daughter of Capt. George Robards of Revolutionary fame.

[Children of Jesse and Frances Ann (PERKINS) ROBARDS:]

1.  Thomas Davis Robards, married first Nancy Combs, second Mary Boles, third Sarah (Boles) Fogglesong.

2.  Robert Robards, married Nancy Piper, December 21, 1816; had one child, Emaline Robards; she married Judge Young. Robert Robards died in Danville, Kentucky.

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3.  Nancy Robards, married Peter Guinn; had two daughters, Cynthia and Fannie.  Nancy (Robards) Guinn died in Columbus, Bartholomew county, Indiana.

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